Mahindra Aerospace VP Says It Will Beat Cessna By 20 Percent On
An Indian company which has a small civilian aircraft in
development for that country's domestic market says it hopes to
have an airplane to show by March.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai, Mahindra
Engineering Vice President Hemant Luthra said that the company has
targeted March for the roll-out of its first "indigenous" small
aircraft, but that there area still certification issues to be
resolved. He was not specific about those issues.
Luthra did say that the company hopes to be able to sell its
five-place and eight-place aircraft at a price that is about 20
percent below a comparable Cessna.
The Economic Times reports that the aircraft are being
developed at the company's facility in Bangalore. The cost of the
project has not been revealed.